At Northshore Nails and Day Spa, staff members mix together delicious-sounding extracts of pineapple, papaya, and calendula, but not for an exotic dinner appetizer. Instead, they use the ingredients for the spa’s anti-acne facial, a combination of natural extracts that soothe irritated skin, reduce redness, and slow oil production. The one-hour treatment is just one of the spa's purifying skincare services, which range from regenerating body scrubs to moisturizing facials and chemical peels. Along with skincare, the staff members beautify clients with threading and waxing hair removal, nailcare, massages, and spray tans. Clients receive their services amid a relaxing, earth-toned atmosphere decorated with plants, nature-themed wall murals, and talking mirrors that boost confidence through excessive compliments.
New Health Centers consists of more than 300 health-care practitioners across the country, each working to alleviate corporeal discomfort with natural techniques. Doctors work in conjunction with experienced practitioners to soothe aches, pains, and lawn-gnome infestations.
Sono Bella Clinica's medically supervised staff deploys FDA-cleared VelaSmooth treatments that coalesce radio frequencies, infrared light, and gentle vacuuming to smooth puckered epidermises. Invisible waves and rays delve stealthily beneath the skin's surface, catalyzing metabolism within embedded fat cells to leave behind a smoothened façade. Cellulite colonies of the hips, abs, buttocks, arms, calves, neck, and bra line capitulate under the invisible auspices of VelaSmooth technologies. Most patients require six to eight weekly sessions lasting 45- to 60-minutes each to achieve ideally dimpleless skin, and results typically last six to eight weeks after the last session. Because of its non-invasive nature, VelaSmooth treatments incur no recovery time, so clients can immediately return to prior engagements such as a Rockette's body double.
Mystic Fountain Wellness Center's holistic healers restore bodies with recuperative treatments designed to stimulate natural healing processes, not replace them. These treatments might include the strategic placement of tiny adhesive magnets or the application of soft herb- and aloe-soaked bandages, both of which oust stored stress and toxins. The Himalayan salt room also treats chronic conditions, in particular respiratory issues such as sinus trouble. With its low temperature relative to a typical sauna, the infrared sauna is particularly appealing to clients with a low tolerance for heat or snowmen with an extraordinarily high tolerance for heat.
Village Hair Design first opened its doors in 1958. This old-fashioned barbershop was a haven for men in need of a classic cut-and-shave at a time when it was unseemly to discuss haircuts in public. In 1977, Mike Blaa became an employee and purchased the shop five years later. This licensed barber—alongside his wife Sherry, a licensed cosmetologist, and licensed aestheticians Geenah and Martha—draws on nearly two decades of experience.
Together, they offer an ecclectic mix of services ranging from clipper cuts and classic shaves to perms, mani-pedis, facials, chemical peels, body wraps, and full-body waxing. They also use their skills to serve their community. Since 1981, Mike has helped the men at a Lakeshore nursing home look their best; Sherry spent more than seven years snipping tresses at Misericordia Homes.
SoNaturelle founder Milan Perry is a walking example of the benefits of healthy living. The herbalist and healthy lifestyle consultant overhauled her eating habits after studying French women's diets and adapting their practices to her own life. From this inspiration, she developed a plan that eschews pharmaceuticals and instead focuses on nutrition, herbs, and mindful eating to shed pounds and promote wellness. And her own increased energy and youthful appearance aren't the only proof of her method's benefits. She has received glowing testimonials from her clients, as well as sheepish letters of apology from junk food.